Livefan S1 is a $777 laptop from China


1470091802045474773Livefan is a company you wouldn’t have heard of before (I hadn’t too). But they seem like an optimistic bunch — they’re out with a laptop that costs $777.

Make no mistake, it’s a great looking device with a thin body covered in metal. However, people that I know of will probably rather invest their $777 in other avenues.

1470036500211097

Anyway, let’s take a quick look at the spec sheet of this device: it comes with a 13.3-inch IPS display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, which is not bad at all. It’s powered by the Intel Core 5Y10C dual-core processor, which should give it some decent battery life, in conjunction with a 4800mAh (7.4V) battery.

It also comes with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD which should keep things running at a brisk pace for a bit. Other specs include a 1.3 mega-pixel front camera and the usual suite of radio — Bluetooth, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac. Oh and of course, it runs Windows 10.

Not sure what the target market is with this kind of a price, but what is nice to see is Chinese tablet and laptop makers venturing out of their comfort zone (read: dual boot Z8300 tablets). The S1 is currently on pre-sale with shipping scheduled to begin 7th August.

1470036500211097-2

Previous Ulefone are about to ship the Ulefone Metal
Next List: Here are 8 phones with front-facing LED flash!

36 Comments

  1. roni24
    August 5, 2016

    its about time they start using the M core, but the price is too high- for this price i would expect to get M core from 2016 series, a laptop or a tablet with this old 2014 series cpu, should worth less then 350$

    • Rob
      August 5, 2016

      This is how they price all their products.

  2. Rob
    August 5, 2016

    Have looked at a few of their tablet/laptops over the last 2 years but they’re always very expensive. Really no point for international buyers to purchase this as reseller mark ups are even more to the price.

  3. balcobomber25
    August 5, 2016

    Not bad kit for the money. Never heard of the brand before but it’s not as big of a deal with laptops as it is with phones.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 6, 2016

      is this an actual laptop or that tablet crap ?

  4. Guest
    August 5, 2016

    its about time they start using the M core, but the price is too high- for this price i would expect to get M core from 2016 series, a laptop or a tablet with this old 2014 series cpu, should worth less then 350$

    • Rob
      August 5, 2016

      This is how they price all their products.

  5. Rob
    August 5, 2016

    Have looked at a few of their tablet/laptops over the last 2 years but they’re always very expensive. Really no point for international buyers to purchase this as reseller mark ups are even more to the price.

  6. Karly Johnston
    August 5, 2016

    I don’t really see why everyone is so excited over these Chinese ultrabooks. You have been able to get good specs in the $700-800 range for a few years now. Just because SSDs have dropped in price isn’t like China is pushing price drops. These are still dual core processors when you can get a quad core i7 budget gaming laptop for $100 more.

  7. balcobomber25
    August 6, 2016

    Not bad kit for the money. Never heard of the brand before but it’s not as big of a deal with laptops as it is with phones.

    • Guest
      August 6, 2016

      is this an actual laptop or that tablet crap ?

  8. Karly Johnston
    August 6, 2016

    I don’t really see why everyone is so excited over these Chinese ultrabooks. You have been able to get good specs in the $700-800 range for a few years now. Just because SSDs have dropped in price isn’t like China is pushing price drops. These are still dual core processors when you can get a quad core i7 budget gaming laptop for $100 more.

  9. Stef
    August 6, 2016

    Core-m at that price is not welcome. Many of the competitors release i5s at that price.

    Having said that I very much welcome the return of the ultrabooks, or rather it being taken seriously by Chinese companies.

    We’d finally see a push for affordable quality laptops. Up until now you had to pay it through the nose, I mean either that or buy a completely garbage laptop… Things are a-changing….

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 6, 2016

      i would like to see CHEAP i5s with gaming capabilities from China !

      • Stef
        August 6, 2016

        How about Mi Book Air? It runs i5 , it has dedicated graphics and it costs $750. That’s more than twice as cheap as Microsoft’s surface book with similar hardware. Also lower resolution means better for gaming…

        • Muhammad Yasir
          August 6, 2016

          i know about the Mi book air for about an year now, guess the leaks were too redundant and too obvious , though it has good competition from Lenovo’s laptop released around the SAME time , i guess (lenovo has more VRam but a weaker CPU , i guess)

          but this is just the start of the influx of chinese Laptops , i reckon. we’re going to see something beastly , im sure , with ATLEAST a Rx480 m or 1060m … going upwards to 1080m or rx 490m (VEGA architecture) in BEAST GAMING laptops from China…. im awaiting that storm , actually 😀

          • Muhammad Yasir Snr
            August 8, 2016

            a* year

  10. xingfenzhen
    August 6, 2016

    Don’t see why this would be attractive considering both Asus and Lenovo both have similar laptops in the same price range. Also I have doubts about Core M driving a 1440p display… it does not fare well in similar specced tablets

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 6, 2016

      ur right … core m is a shit cpu

      • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
        August 6, 2016

        is enough for browsing and everyday tasks, but not good for gaming. where as 500$ Mi Book is better choice.

      • Muhammad Yasir Snr
        August 8, 2016

        you are* or u’re

  11. Stef
    August 6, 2016

    Core-m at that price is not welcome. Many of the competitors release i5s at that price.

    Having said that I very much welcome the return of the ultrabooks, or rather it being taken seriously by Chinese companies.

    We’d finally see a push for affordable quality laptops. Up until now you had to pay it through the nose, I mean either that or buy a completely garbage laptop… Things are a-changing….

    • Guest
      August 6, 2016

      i would like to see CHEAP i5s with gaming capabilities from China !

    • Stef
      August 6, 2016

      How about Mi Book Air? It runs i5 , it has dedicated graphics and it costs $750. That’s more than twice as cheap as Microsoft’s surface book with similar hardware. Also lower resolution means better for gaming…

    • Guest
      August 6, 2016

      i know about the Mi book air for about an year now, guess the leaks were too redundant and too obvious , though it has good competition from Lenovo’s laptop released around the SAME time , i guess (lenovo has more VRam but a weaker CPU , i guess)

      but this is just the start of the influx of chinese Laptops , i reckon. we’re going to see something beastly , im sure , with ATLEAST a Rx480 m or 1060m … going upwards to 1080m or rx 490m (VEGA architecture) in BEAST GAMING laptops from China…. im awaiting that storm , actually 😀

    • Muhammad Yasir Snr
      August 8, 2016

      a* year

  12. xingfenzhen
    August 6, 2016

    Don’t see why this would be attractive considering both Asus and Lenovo both have similar laptops in the same price range. Also I have doubts about Core M driving a 1440p display… it does not fare well in similar specced tablets

    • Guest
      August 6, 2016

      ur right … core m is a shit cpu

    • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
      August 6, 2016

      is enough for browsing and everyday tasks, but not good for gaming. where as 500$ Mi Book is better choice.

    • Muhammad Yasir Snr
      August 8, 2016

      you are* or u’re

  13. eliHd452
    August 6, 2016

    I wouldn’t spend $700 on an import unknown brand laptop. What if it breaks down how am i gonna fix it/ return it…. Etc?

  14. eliHd452
    August 6, 2016

    I wouldn’t spend $700 on an import unknown brand laptop. What if it breaks down how am i gonna fix it/ return it…. Etc?

  15. Sbz
    August 7, 2016

    Why not get a MacBook for a cheaper price? What on earth are these people smoking?

  16. Sbz
    August 7, 2016

    Why not get a MacBook for a cheaper price? What on earth are these people smoking?

  17. Obid
    October 16, 2016

    Branding rule #22: Unless your logo is a selling point, don’t make it a principal feature.

    It’s a beautiful laptop. The ugliest thing about it is the logo which screams “Piece of s***”

  18. Guest
    October 16, 2016

    Branding rule #22: Unless your logo is a selling point, don’t make it a principal feature.

    It’s a beautiful laptop. The ugliest thing about it is the logo which screams “Piece of s***”